Saturday, August 2nd20.4°C
21450
22333

Iron ore seized, linked with gangs

A Mexican federal official says authorities have seized a ship loaded with more than 75,000 tons of iron ore in the Pacific port of Manzanillo and are investigating if the mineral was stolen by a drug cartel.

Federal envoy to Michoacan state Alfredo Castillo said Wednesday that authorities seized the Jian Hua after receiving a tip last week that the ship was carrying iron ore illegally extracted from mines in Michoacan.

He says the company has 30 days to show authorities that its load of iron ore was legally extracted.

Castillo has said that the Knights Templar drug cartel now counts illegal mining among its biggest moneymakers.

The Canadian Press

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.



Read more World News

22623


Recent Trending





22392

21495






World Quick Links World Discussion Forum
United Nations
World Health Organization
UNESCO
World Trade Organization
NATO
European Union
The Commonwealth
Francophonie
Olympics
Google Earth


Member of BC Press Council


22500